Saint Juliana Parish is here to help people experience Jesus.
We believe when you experience Jesus, you become the best version of yourself. You experience happiness. Wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome to our Catholic parish.
Letters From A Pastor to His People March 10, 2019
A 12thCentury Cistercian spiritual writer, William of St. Thierry, wrote this of us:
O image of God, recognize your dignity,
allow the imprint of your Maker to shine out from you.
To yourself you may appear mean
but in fact you are precious.
To the extent that you have fallen short
of him whose image you are
you have become stamped with foreign images.
But if only you begin to breathe again
to live as you were created,
if only you accept a discipline of life,
then you will quickly shed and part company with
those adulterous images
which are like stains clinging to the surface.
I read this recently and find it to be a fitting reflection as we begin the season of Lent. The first two lines: we are made in the image of God and have inherent and invaluable dignity. Pause on that truth. We've heard it before, but let it sink in. We are made in the image of God. God is good. We are good. Yes, we may sin and do things that are ungodly, but that does not change our fundamental identity.
Fr. James Wallace, the pastor of Saint Juliana Parish, will be offering a fourweek series on Prayer and the Spiritual Life.
Fr James will discuss the different styles and methods of prayer, including Lectio Divina, contemplation, devotional prayer like the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration, centering prayer, and more. The various schools of spirituality (Benedictine, Carmelite, Ignatian) will be presented, along with a history of prayer.
The goal is not simply to teach about prayer, but to teach how to pray. In each session there will be a demonstration of prayer and a chance to pray, as well as the opportunity to share personal experiences of prayer and ask questions. People of all levels, from beginners to mystics, are welcome.
Saint Juliana Parish hosts a monthly gathering for teens and invites all current high school students to attend and join our Teen Ministry.
On the second Sunday of every month, we meet in church for 5pm Mass then head over to the Ahearn Activity Center for prayerful conversation, food (usually pizza or something equally good) and open gym immediately afterwards.
Bring your friends and spread the word! Students from all high schools are welcome and there's no cost. This is a great chance to reconnect with grammar school friends you haven't seen in a while, and make new friends!
If you haven't already, please pick up your free copy of Scott Hahn's,Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots. This is our gift to you to help deepen your Lenten experience and relationship with Jesus.
In Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots, Dr. Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic Church's rites, customs, and traditional prayers. From the Rosary to the use of Holy Water from infant Baptism to praying with icons Dr. Hahn helps you to discover the deep biblical and historical roots of each practice. Each chapter covers a single topic, beginning with the basic facts from Church teaching and tradition, and then proceeds to answer common objections to and misconceptions about the practice. Each chapter concludes with advice for everyday application.
The Stations of the Cross are a 14step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. They are a Lenten devotion that offer witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. We use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ’s love for us. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent in Church at 9am and 6pm. Steve and Lee Baggio present in song ,Via Dolorosa, during the 6pm session.
Eucharistic Adoration will take place every Friday of Lent in the church starting after the 8:30am Mass and ending with Benediction at 5:45 pm. Please consider stopping by to spend some time with Jesus.
Volunteer adorers needed so that the Blessed Sacrament (Jesus) is never left alone. Please sign up as a volunteer adorer. At least one adorer needed for each 1/2 hour time slot. Signup book at the back of church. Your time for Jesus and St. Juliana Parish is greatly appreciated.
Join us for a spectacular Dynamic Catholic event on the Passion and Purpose for Marriage. This event has been enriching marriages across the country. Hear live music from George Lower, an awardwinning singersongwriter. Hear Dr. Allen Hunt, a nationally known speaker and bestselling Catholic author on Marriage. As quoted by Dr. Allen Hunt, Marriage is a partnership and a friendship more than anything else. As spouses building a life together you will mutually influence one another in all kinds of ways. Please join us for this enriching and inspiring event on April 6th 10am2pm in the Church.
BOG0 We will be selling tickets at the back of Church with a limited special offer Buy One Get One Free for the weekend of March 23 & 24 only; Cash, Check and Credit Card are accepted. Tickets can also be purchased online but the BOGO offer only applies to tickets sales in church on March 23 & 24. Don't miss out in this special offer
Our first Friendship Club meeting will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00pm in the Parish Center. Our annual corned beef sandwich luncheon! Price will remain the same at $8, which includes corned beef sandwich, side salad, dessert, and beverage.
We hope to see you at our first meeting! Feel free to bring a friend. We'd love to increase membership for this great senior social group! Friendship Club membership is open to all seniors in the area. For more Friendship Club info call the parish office at 773631 4127.
March for Kids Pins
During the weekend of March 9/10, Knights of Columbus will be selling March for Kids pins in the back of church to benefit Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Thank you for supporting Mercy Home!
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support group offers spiritual and emotional support for parishioners who are dealing with cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends) and gives them a safe, healing place to be heard and understood by people walking the same road. Members are encouraged to share their feelings, seek guidance, receive resource information and most importantly, hope. Issues such as how to access volunteer services, request companionship during treatments or at home, ask for rides or other forms of support are also covered. The group gathers in the parish center at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of every month.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN SAINT JULIANA'S USHER MINISTRY!
We are looking to expand our USHERS TEAM—all men, women, and teens are invited to join! We are expanding our team of ushers, and we need YOU! Saint Juliana Parish ushers are called to be Ministers of Hospitality.
Being an usher provides a wonderful opportunity for an individual or family to become more actively involved in our liturgy and assist with the Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation.
Ushers help build an atmosphere of hospitality and reverently provide assistance or specific direction to those in need before, during and after the liturgy. Our Usher team is open to all men, women and teens, 14 years of age or older!
There will be a welcoming meeting and training session on TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH AT 7PM in the Church. All are welcome!
If you've ever been interested in a more indepth exploration of the Bible and its relevancy to us as faithful followers of Christ, please join us on Mondays @ 6:30pm starting on April 8th in the Parish Center.This session we are exploring Women in the New Testament.All are welcome.
Camp Invention Unmask your child’s creativity at St. Juliana this summer in the allnew Camp Invention® program, Supercharged, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during handson, STEM activities. Register and find current promotions at invent.org/camp or call 800.968.4332. Camp begins 6/17 and runs for one week. Contact Mrs. Mendoza(firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
St Juliana is proud to continue our partnership with Totus Tuus this summer. Register your teens and children now for our summer faith program. Teens that volunteer for day program can enter discount code: VOLUNTEER when registering and receive their nightly camp and Tshirt FREE of charge.
College Students Looking for Faithfilled Summer Jobs?
Totus Tuus is also looking for collegeaged young adults to serve as missionary team leaders for this summer program. Missionary team candidates must have finished their first year of college and in their early 20's.